Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution - AANAPISI Grant Program

AANAPISI

South has been designated by the U.S. Department of Education as an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI). The U.S. Department of Education grant is designed to improve the retention, transfer and graduation rates of underserved Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) students. This initiative contributes to South’s efforts of achieving high student success rates among our high rates of student diversity. Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) students are the college’s largest group of students of color.

In October 2008, South received with the designation a two-year, $2.4 million federal grant to support student retention and success, with special focus on Asian American and Pacific Islander students. South is one of only six recipients in the country, covering both two-year and four-year institutions.

In September 2011, South received another AANAPISI grant, this time, a five-year, $2 million federal grant. The current AANAPISI grant is focusing on two major components to enable and empower students to choose educational goals and persist beyond their first term, first year, and to completion.

The first component will provide services to retain AAPI students through:

  • Intrusive and culturally appropriate advising
  • Educational Planning
  • Individual Advising Portfolio
  • Enhanced Online Learner Orientation

The second component will create a culturally responsive learning environment by providing:

  • An AANAPISI Center
  • Cultural role models
  • Building community: cohort-based study groups
  • Culturally relevant professional development
  • Culturally relevant course content¬†

Who is the AANAPISI Grant Team?

Name

Title

Email

Phone

May Toy Lukens

Project Director

May.Lukens@seattlecolleges.edu

206.934.5196

Rochelle Fonoti

Pacific Islander Cultural Specialist and Part-time faculty

Rochelle.Fonoti@seattlecolleges.edu

206.934.6487

Ammara Kimso

Asian American Cultural Specialist

Ammara.Kimso@seattlecolleges.edu

206.934.6888

Chanda Ishisaka

Transfer Educational Planner

Chanda.Ishisaka@seattlecolleges.edu

206.934.5214

Terry Paull

Professional-Technical Educational Planner

Terry.Paull@seattlecolleges.edu

206.934.5202

Kori Lumpkin

Program Coordinator

Kori.Lumpkin@seattlecolleges.edu

206.934.6884